preliminary findings from fema now underscore the massive loss homeowners have suffered. in new jersey alone, fema estimates more than 73,000 homes and businesses sustained damage and the number is expected to rise. >> in region we're about to walk into now, the water was this high. >> fema is assessing the damage on the ground, home by home. >> we pretty much got a handle on the scope at this time, but as this evolves, we're going to continue to look and address anything else that comes up. >> in a city that hit ocean side neighbors, feel -- what would you do if somebody came to you and said oh, i think we're going to have to demolish your house, would you fight it? >> yes. >> now fema is trying to find people to tell them their homes are not livable.